Easy roast chicken pieces

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Serves: 6

By Melty



  • 1.5kg chicken (thighs work well, or use whatever you have)

  • 250ml stock (or wine if available)

  • 150g pancetta or streaky bacon diced

  • 1 sprig rosemary

  • 4 sprigs thyme

  • 10 shallots peeled

  • 500g waxy potatoes cut into chunks

  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/Gas Mark 8.
  2. Put the chicken pieces in a large roasting tin and scatter with the pancetta, shallots, potatoes, thyme, rosemary and chilli flakes.
  3. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Spray/drizzle the olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the stock/wine to the tin and cook for another 20–25 minutes until the chicken is golden and tender.

Handy Hint

You dont need to make gravy with this. The juices are unbelivably tasty.

Additional Information

  • Kids can help

  • Budget

  • Low fat

  • Chicken

  • Winter

  • Autumn

  • Main Course

  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • Melty 27/03/11 00:22

    Can't remember where I first found this, might have been a waitrose recioe card from yonks ago.

  • Melty 26/03/11 23:41

    This was really tasty. You can do it without the chili flakes, (it added a tiny bit of heat) and it's just as nice, but my nephews guzzled it up without a murmur.